Breaking Down the Shots: The Sinner TV Promo

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I’m flashing back to the days when productions were possible. PJ’s very own, Dave McGrath, was tapped as director of photography for the TV promotion of “The Sinner,” Season 3. (Currently streaming on USA Network). I was also on set as first assistant camera. Here is how we established the camera and lighting equipment for the shoot:


Camera and lighting set-up diagram:

Wide shot:

Medium two-shot on Dana Dolly:

Medium close-up:


Let us know in the comments below if you have a camera and lighting set-up you’d like to share, or if you have any questions about how to position your next shot!